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The Slave Soul of Russia: Moral Masochism and the Cult of Suffering

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Oktober 1996

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Russian history, religion, folklore, and literature are the rife worth suffering. The plight of Anna Karenina, the submissiveness of serfs in the 16th and 17th centuries, ancient religious tracts emphasizing humility as 'the mother of virtues, ': and the current economic upheavals wracking the country are a few semitones for what The Slave Soul of Russia identifies as a veritable cult of suffering, centuries In the making. Here, for the first time, a compelling portrait of the Russian people's psychology.

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"A vast, provocative study ... psychologically illuminating." --Times Literary Supplement [Rancour-Laferriere] sees in Russian masochism one of the attractions and beauties of Russian culture. Sure to raise eyebrows, if not hackles. --Library Journal "A provocative exploration of moral masochism as an undercurrent in the tragic history of the Russian people. Rancour-Laferriere's study should be read by all those interested in the nature of Russian nationalism and the myths surrounding Russian national character." --:Joanna Hubbs, author of Mother Russia: The Feminine Myth in Russian Culture
EAN: 9780814774823
ISBN: 0814774822
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1996
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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